Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Tracking the most dangerous intersections for Minneapolis cyclists Since 2009, records show there have been approximately 1,400 crashes involving bicycles in Minneapolis, at least seven of which resulted in fatalities. 7:20 a.m.
All aboard: Amtrak returns to downtown St. Paul, but not without challenges Ramsey County, the federal government and other funders spent more than $240 million the past few years to refurbish the train station as a regional transportation hub serving Amtrak, light rail and buses, and the return of passenger rail to downtown St. Paul is being heralded as a major civic event. 7:25 a.m.
Jack White's new "ultra LP" full of surprise features Today's Morning Edition music is from "High Ball Stepper" which is an instrumental track from Jack White's forthcoming "Lazaretto" album. 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Assad Troops Retake Homs, Symbol Of Syria's Uprising
Syrian rebels have pulled out the central city of Homs, which was known as the birthplace of the uprising against the government. Forces backing President Assad have retaken the town.
At Times All A President Can Say After Disaster Is, 'We're Here'
President Obama visited Arkansas on Wednesday, where he surveyed the damage of last month's tornado and met with residents. It's a task he and many presidents before him have had to do far too often.
Civil War Invades An Elephant Sanctuary: One Researcher's Escape
Andrea Turkalo spent 22 years in central Africa, studying rare forest elephants. Then civil war forced her to flee — and poachers killed many of the elephants she'd shared a life with.
Canadian Author Farley Mowat Dies At 92
Farley Mowat wrote Never Cry Wolf. He was an ardent campaigner for environmental causes well into his later years.
Businessman Buys 'Born To Run' Draft
It's a single sheet of paper, with the original version of the lyrics to Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run." A businessman paid almost $200,000 for the manuscript, now on display at Duke.
NFL Draft To Begin, Houston Texans Have No. 1 Pick
The annual NFL draft of players starts Thursday with the first round at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The Houston Texans, by virtue of their 2-14 record last season, will have the first pick.
The Executioner's Lament
When things go wrong during an execution, the people responsible for carrying it out experience stressful, chaotic scenes. But even when the process goes right, it can take a lasting toll.
Study: Time Away Can Hurt Surgeons' Job Performance
Surgeons need rest days, weekends and vacations. But when they come back to work after a break, do they come back refreshed — or rusty?
Legendary D.C. Law Firm To Pay Chevron In Ecuador Pollution Case
Rain forest residents had sued the oil giant, and Washington law firm Patton Boggs tried to make the company pay up. But Chevron sued the law firm for fraud — and is now due $15 million.
Drug Industry Moves To Cut Costs, Banks On Future Big Sellers
Bayer has announced it is buying Merck's consumer drugs business, and Pfizer is trying to take over AstraZeneca. Why is this reorganization happening now, and what does it mean for drug development?
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